Summary

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8 reasons to buy

  • Many testers commended the Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade for being a comfortable shoe. 
  • Several buyers were pleased to find that the low-top casual footwear runs true to size and has a perfect fit.
  • A good number of purchasers loved the fade design of the lifestyle sneaker. 
  • A few consumers said they bought the Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade at a good price while others described the price as a steal.”
  • One happy customer reported that he had worn the shoe for several months and they’re still soft and cushy.”
  • The lifestyle sneaker has a nice, vibrant color according to a user.
  • One individual commented that the Basket Classic Mesh Fade by Puma came looking exactly like pictured.
  • The shoe feels light, one person noted.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several people complained that the color around the sides and front of the Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade’s sole rubs off with minimal wear. One disgruntled customer remarked that the color felt badly painted on.
  • One individual reported that the footwear felt just a little stiffer than his other Puma pairs.

Bottom line

The Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade is a footwear that you can wear all day with comfort. The stylish and uniquely-colored shoe is durable and can be bought at an affordable price. The fade design provides a very welcome change from the usual solid blocks of color of other shoes. There is a drawback, however. The gradient color scheme on the sole seems to wear out easily.

Facts

Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Price: $70
Colorways: Black, Blue, Red
Special editions: 22 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade is available to both men and women. Shoe sizes for women range from 4 to 11 while the men’s sizes are offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 15. The shoe has laces for secure and adjustable fit.

The Puma Basket Classic Mesh is extremely versatile and can be paired with most outfits in your closet. Women can match the low-top footwear with leggings, cropped and capri pants, shorts, and slim jeans. Men can pair the sneaker with ripped jeans, camo shorts, joggers, and virtually any other casual outfit in your wardrobe.

The Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade has an understated style yet does not fail to catch the eye. The fading color pattern on the shoe is subtly appealing, and the wide laces give it an old-school feel.

The Basket Classic Mesh Fade takes it silhouette from the 1968 basketball warm-up shoe, the Basket Classic. The low-cut shoe was made out of leather and was highly popular due to its street style, sturdiness, and performance. The shoe quickly crossed boundaries from sport to fashion scene and became one of hip hop’s culture icons.

Due to its widespread appeal, the Basket silhouette was released in various Puma Basket Classic colorways and versions including a high-top edition. The Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade is another version of the iconic footwear which came out in 2016.

Instead of leather, Puma gave this 2016 model a full mesh upper with a gradient color print on the form stripe and midsole.

  • The Puma Basket Classic Mesh Fade uses laces made from recycled material.
  • The shoe has a cushioned inside lining and tough mesh upper.
  • The rubber midsole ensures a great ride while providing cushioning.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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